Ending the day with clean counters is a little like going to bed with a clear conscience. Clean counters certainly pale in comparison, but they make the day feel finished and walking into the kitchen in the morning a treat.
The problem is, at least in my house, that the kitchen counters are the perfect place for papers to pile up, Lego creations to accumulate, and half-finished projects to gather dust.
Homes are to be lived in. Love, not cleanliness, is next to Godliness. That said, when I walk into a tidy kitchen in the morning it jumpstarts the day, makes breakfast more enjoyable, and helps even an exhausted Mama be much more happy to be around.
Clearing the counter’s accumulated mess usually only takes a few minutes. Even though I know it will be worth it in the morning, I often don’t get around to it after I wash the dinner dishes.
So after a very long break from focusing on developing new habits, in the month of April my challenge is to have the kitchen counters completely cleared each night before I go to bed.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be thanking myself every morning.
Anyone else want to join me? (With this challenge or your own!)